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Phyliss Zuber

Phyliss J. Zuber, 82, of Gettysburg died March 7, 2014 at the Avera Gettysburg Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. March 16 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gettysburg with Pastor Daniel Tews officiating. Burial will follow in the Pembroke Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Phyliss J. Hagny was born Jan. 1, 1932 near Gorman, SD to Aaron Henry and Mabel (Warn) Hagny. She attended Warn Country School and Gettysburg High School.
On May 31, 1953 Phyliss was married to Willard Zuber in Gettysburg. They lived near Hoven and later moved to Gettysburg.
Phyliss was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gettysburg and the Emmanuel Lutheran Mission Guild.
She is survived by her children: Mabe (Bill) Powers of White, Mary (Roger) Hatling of Pierre, John (Patty) Zuber of Gettysburg, Paul Zuber of Gettysburg and Fred (Christina Posey) Zuber of Trophy Club, TX; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Phil (Gladys) Hagny of Gettysburg; one sister, Alice Iversen of Rapid City.
Phyliss was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Ezra and Aaron Hagny; sisters Irene Swanson, Rose Mink, Dorothy Genser and Gladys Leblow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are directed to Emmanuel Lutheran Mission Guild.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg is in charge of arrangements.

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City Council held regular meeting March 3

Unapproved Minutes
Gettysburg, South Dakota
March 3, 2014
Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in regular session on March  3, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Those present Mayor Bill Wuttke, Bryan Hause, Dawn Nagel, Kenny Goebel, Ron Larson, Fran Van Bockel and Mick Bliese. Also present were Russell Anderson, Maint Supervisor, Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer, Bill Wainman, Chief of Police, Michael Larson, City Attorney, and Larry Madsen.
Moved by Hause, Goebel seconded, motion carried to approve the minutes of  February 3,2014.
Moved by VanBockel, seconded by Larson motioned carried to pay voucher bills and the following  late bills to be paid later in March:  Aflac, Ins, $396.67; Butler, Maint. supplies, $1,487.44; Cenex Fleet, ambulance fuel, $175.45; Gettysburg Collision Center, Maint. repairs, $103.83; First National Bank, Sewer Loan, $8,930.13; McCleods, election supplies, $19.33; North Central Leasing, payloader lease, $34,920.00; Potter County New, publications, $223.94; SD Municipal Street Maint, workshop, $50.00; Vilas, supplies, $64.04; Gas N’ Goodies, ambulance supplies, $57.60 for total of $46,428.43.
VOUCHERS PAYABLE
Payroll Expense by Department:
Total Payroll Expense by Department
Finance Office, February Payroll, $4,000.94; Police, February Payroll, 6,061.56; Streets, February Payroll, 3,297.29; Snow Removal, February Payroll, 2,120.21; Garbage, February Payroll, 394.42; Airport, February Payroll, 00.00;
Swimming Pool, February Payroll, 00.00; Parks, February Payroll, 00.00; Water, February Payroll, 3,344.13; Sewer, February Payroll, 1,056.13; Ambulance, February Payroll, 152.62; West Nile, February Payroll, 131.36; Auditorium, February Payroll, 00.00.
Total Payroll Expense
by Department                   $20,558.99
NET PAYROLL                  $13,987.23
AFLAC, CANCER INS., $396.67; A & B BUSINESS, SUPPLIES-POLICE, 89.00; AVERA GETTYSBURG HOSP, RN FEES AMBULANCE, 250.00; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,598.41; BANK OF THE WEST, WITHHOLDING TAXES, 2,546.21; BUSINESS FORMS & ACCOUNTING, WATER BILLS AND SUPPLIES, 1142.54;
BLIESE MACHINE SHOP, SUPPLIES, 227.95; BUTLER MACHINERY CO, SUPPLIES, 165.22; CAM WAL ELECTRIC, WELCOME SIGN, 11.25; CARLETTA KILIAN, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, DUES, 25.00; CITY OF GETTYSBURG, PETTY CASH, 26.50; CIVIL WAR ASSOCIATION, DONATION, 500.00;
COMPANION LIFE, LIFE INS, 38.44; CREATIVE PRODUCT SOURCE, POLICE SUPPLIES, 194.19; CUSTOM MICRO INC., POLICE LICENSES, 180.00; DAKOTA BACKUP, COMPUTER BACKUP, 65.54; DAKOTACARE, INSURANCE, 6,340.61; DAKOTA FARM & RANCH, SUPPLIES, 410.25; DEANS REPAIR, POLICE OIL CHANGE, 55.95; GALLS, POLICE SUPPLIES, 178.98;
GAS N GOODIES, POLICE SUPPLIES, 24.00; GAYLE KLUDT, WATER DEP REFUND, 100.00; GOLDSMITH & HECK, ENGINEERING AIRPORT, 3,168.30; GT DISTRIBUTORS INC., POLICE SUPPLIES, 107.90; HEARTLAND WASTE, GARBAGE , 4,851.86; HIGH PLAINS ART COUNCIL, DONATION, 500.00; HOLZWARTH SALES & SERV, MAINT, 941.44;
JOHN DEER FINANCIAL, MAINT SUPPLIES, 231.22; KOHLMAN, BIERSBACH , ACCOUNTING FEES, 1,150.00; KNOCK OUT SPECIALTIES, POLICE SUPPLIES, 213.04; LOGAN ELECTRIC, REPAIR FIRE SIREN, 566.06; MCLEODS PRINTING SUPPLY, ELECTION SUPPLIES, 141.90; MEDICINE ROCK SR CENTER, DONATION, 1,000.00;
MID DAKOTA WATER, WATER, 12,907.30; MIDWAY PARTS, PARTS, 671.66; MIDWEST ALARM, FIRE ALARM MONITORING, 75.00; MN WIRELESS, WIRELESS, 71.00; MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES, LIGHTS, 4,746.81; NEW CREATIONS, SUPPLIES, 104.67; NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS, FUEL, 3,429.13;
NORTHWEST PIPE FITTINGS, SUPPLIES, 7,886.26; POTTER COUNTY NEWS, PUBLICATIONS, 149.29; POTTER COUNTY TREAS, ½ TELETYPE, 1,125.00; PRAXAIR, SUPPLIES, 162.13; SCHLACHTER LUMBER, SUPPLIES, 49.29; SCHLACHTER LUMBER, SUPPLIES, 65.95; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, SALES TAX, 374.86;
SD POLICE CHIEFS ASSN, WAINMAN-REGISTRATION, 75.00; SD RETIREMENT, RETIREMENT, 2,760.87; SERVALL, SUPPLIES, 73.52; SOUTH DAKOTA ONE CALL, WATER LOCATES, 1.11; TRUE VALUE, SUPPLIES, 283.26; US POSTMASTER, WATER BILLS, 173.46;
US POSTMASTER, PERMIT FEE, 220.00; VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, PHONES, 741.27; VERIZON WIRELESS, CELL PHONES, 260.78; VILAS SUPERSTORE, SUPPLIES, 55.49; WEX BANK, AMBULANCE FUEL, 497.72; ZUBER REFRIGERATION, SUPPLIES, 381.42.
TOTAL CHECKS               $79,867.91
Michael Larson, City Attorney addressed the council regarding the vote taken regarding the motion that no city employee or council member shall be responsible for recorders other than the City’s for the taping of minutes.  Michael stated that we need to be aware of the Open Meeting Rules and follow them. The subject of taping the minutes was not on the City’s agenda. Michael Larson stated that last month’s motion was therefore invalid. It was placed on this month’s agenda. Moved by Hause, Goebel seconded (VanBockel-nay) motion carried to have a policy that no city employee or council member shall be responsible for recorders (other than their own personal recorder or City recorder) for the taping of minutes. Municipal League also suggested that when we put on the agenda for Executive Session with the SDCL and all the subsections that we also state the specific reason that we are going into executive session such as the hiring of pool personnel or etc. Michael Larson, City Attorney, also suggested as a new policy that the recorded minutes be kept only until after they are approved at the next month’s meeting then discarded. As we have the hard copy minutes as our official record.
Drainage by the school was discussed. Cost of pipe is going up 8% so Russell asked the council permission to purchase the pipe needed for phase 1 and phase 2 of the project. Moved by Hause, VanBockel seconded motion carried to purchase supplies for the drainage and storm sewer project by the west side of the school.
Council member Nagel entered the meeting at 7:13 PM.
Oath of office for Council member Ward 3 was given to Mick Bliese.
Police report was given to Council. Council Member Goebel stated that Mayor Wuttke should be commended for helping save a life. Mayor Wuttke noticed a person that was acting suspiciously and he notified the Police Department.
Russell Anderson asked the Council’s direction regarding the hiring of an engineer for the Phase 1 and Phase 2 project by the school. Moved by Hause, VanBockel seconded motion carried to hire Todd Goldsmith engineer.  Russell would like to attend the Maint. supervisors meeting in Pierre April 17th and 18th. Moved by VanBockel, Goebel seconded motion carried to have Russell attend this conference. Bert VanEssen inquired about having the flag again at Loitwood Park. Russell will contact Mike Pruitt and see if he can help.  Moved by Nagel, seconded by Bliese, motion carried to authorize Russell to hire someone to put up the flag rope at Loitwood Park if Mike can’t help.
Fuel bids was presented to the Council:
North Central Farmers : Unleaded 87 – $3.326, Ruby Fieldmaster #2 – $3.87 gal.
Moved by Hause, Larson seconded, motion carried to accept.
The following permits were presented to the Council:
Building permit from Ken Brown, office building, West 75’ Lot 3 Block 1 Fairfield Division
Moved by Goebel, Bliese seconded motion carried to approve.
Moving permit Steve Clifford, storage building, Lot 10, west 10’ Lot 11 Block 63 WTLCA
Moved by Larson, Nagel seconded motion carried to accept permit.
Ordinance 2014-3-1  Donation from Maas foundation for Ambulance replacement put into restricted funds. Moved by VanBockel, Hause seconded motion carried for the first reading of this ordinance.
Moved by VanBockel ,Goebel seconded to table auditorium discussion until more information can be presented regarding remodeling project.
Ambulance write offs due to Government sequestration of 2% was presented to the council on 9 different runs in the amount of $109.39. Moved by Hause, Nagel seconded motion carried to accept.
Finance Officer Eliason did check with Municipal League and we did it correctly to go into executive session to discuss the qualifications of Ward 3 potential council members.
After review of petitions duly filed with the Finance Officer for the upcoming election moved by Goebel, Larson seconded and the following motion called for election was passed. An election of Municipal Official of the City of Gettysburg will be held on April 8th, 2014. The polling place will be the City Finance Office. The polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM CDT without interruption on the said purpose of electing a Council person for Ward 1 and Ward 3 for a four year term. The notice of deadline for voter registration has been sent for publication and all supplies for the election have been ordered.  Petitions were received from the following:
Ward 1
2 year term (unopposed) Pat Everson
4 year term Fran VanBockel and Kenny Goebel (lots were drawn for placement on ballot with Mayor Wuttke drawing name of VanBockel first on listing)
Ward 2
4 year term (unopposed) Ronald V. Larson
Ward 3
2 year term (unopposed) Maurice (Mick) Bliese
4 year term Kelly Archer and Bryan Hause (Hause did not elect to choose lots)
Moved by Hause to hire election workers of Beth Hamburger, Chairman, Mary Kathleen Nagel, Jill Langer with Judy Robbennolt as alternate at $9.00 per hour. Motion died for lack of second. Motioned by Goebel, Bliese seconded, motion carried (Hause-nay) to hire Beth Hamburger, election chairman at $9.50 per hour and Mary Kathleen Nagel, Jill Langer, and alternate Judy Robbennolt at $9.00 per hour as election workers.
District 7 meeting will be held in Mobridge March 26th. The City will again pay for Council members and all City staff that want to attend.  Otherwise the charge is $22.00 if you want anyone else to attend. Please let Finance Officer know if attending by March 10, 2014. If four council members are attending we will post a special meeting notice regarding this.
Cash Balance for January was given to the Council along with the 2014 Annual Report. Moved by Goebel, seconded by Nagel, motion carried to approve report and to publish in Potter County News and to send copy to Dept. of Legislative Audit.
Moved by Hause, VanBockel seconded motion carried to have Park and Swimming committee of Nagel, Bliese and Julie Schaunaman to have swimming pool interviews and to hire the applicants needed.  They will present this at the next council meeting. They will also do interviews for the cleaning position. Finance Officer will check on YMCA dates for Pierre for classes for lifeguards and WSI classes.
There being no further business moved by Hause, Nagel seconded, motion carried to adjourn at 8:10 PM
WITNESS:
Bill Wuttke, Mayor
ATTEST:
Sharleen Eliason, Finance Officer
Published once at the total approximate cost of $112.45
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Potter County Commissioners held regular meeting March 6

POTTER COUNTY BOARD OF
COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS
MARCH 6, 2014
GETTYSBURG, SD
The regular meeting was called to order by Chairman Simon at 8:00 A.M. in the Commissioners Room at the Courthouse.  Commissioners present: Worth, Maroney, Arbach and Williams.
MINUTES
Moved by Maroney, seconded by Williams to approve the February 4, 2014 minutes as read.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Cheryl Sautner, EM Dir. met to inform the Board of the mandatory reporting procedures for school closings, city/county closures, city/county “No Travel Advised” Messages, etc. expected of the local Emergency Manager.
ROAD ISSUE
Kevin Kilian met to discuss snow removal on his road.
AUDIT CONFERENCE CALL
Bruce Hintz, Auditor in Charge via conference call to report the audit findings concerning the 2011-2012 Audit Report. No major errors were reported.
STATES ATTORNEY
SA Smith met to discuss funds in two accounts set aside for drug investigations.  A reporting of these funds shall be done for the Annual Report. Health Insurance plans and options were discussed.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
LICENSE APPLICATION
Moved by Williams, seconded by Worth to place on file an Alcoholic Beverage License application from Browns Hunt Club LLC.  Hearing to be held at 10:00 A.M., April 1, 2014. All voted aye Motion carried.
SIEBRASSE ABATEMENT
Moved by Williams, seconded by Arbach to approve the abatement of a mobile home that had been located on the NE 18-117-78.  The mobile home had been destroyed without notice.  All voted aye. Motion carried.
AUTOMATIC BUDGET
SUPPLEMENT
Moved by Arbach, seconded by Simon to approve an automatic budget supplement to 207-225-422 E911 Professional Services in the amount of $61,000.00. Budget only.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
SURPLUS PROPERTY
Moved by Worth, seconded by Arbach to declare Motor grader # 18 to be sold via Cat Auction; JD tractor 152 and miscellaneous items to be sold at a later date. All voted aye.  Motion carried.
CLAIMS
Moved by Williams, seconded by Arbach to approve the following claims and authorize the Auditor to issue warrants for the same.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
PAYROLL BY DEPTS: Comm: $2,345.90; Aud. 4,112.30; Treas. 4,643.28; States Atty: 3,743.54; Janitor 920.00; DOE 4,105.80; ROD 3,536.00; VA 576.92; Sheriff 7,615.39; Library 3,329.70; 4-H 1,080.00; R&B 18,129.69; EM 553.86.
Overtime by Dept. Sheriff: McClain $45.93. R&B: Kraft 21.89; Don Hericks 9.34.
SDRS $5,680.52; BCBS 46,567.23; AFLAC 863.38; Great Western 12,043.44; Dearborn 209.32.
4 SEASONS/JERRED RENTALS $348.00 RENT, A & B BUSINESS, INC. 64.32 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, ALAN MCCLAIN 9.22 TRAVEL & CONFERENCE, AMERICAN LEGION 250.00 RENT, AVERA QUEEN OF PEACE 111.40 SERVICES & FEES, B & R TRUCK REPAIR 389.02 REPAIRS/MAINT., BUTLER MACHINERY CO. 11,112.60 REPAIRS/MAINT.,
CATHY REHFUSS 30.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND FEES, CENTRAL DISTRIBUTION 459.13 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, CENTURY LINK 82.00 UTILITIES, CITY OF GETTYSBURG 17.95 UTILITIES, CITY OF GETTYSBURG 127.15 UTILITIES, CITY OF MOBRIDGE 35,913.43 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES,
CONNECTING POINT COMPUTER CNTR 115.00 REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, CORSON CO SHERIFFS OFFICE 12.50 TRAVEL & CONFERENCE, DAKOTA SUPPLY 242.70 SUPPLIES, DELVIN WORTH 12.58 TRAVEL & CONFERENCE, DEN HERDER LAW OFFICE 214.84 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND FEES,
DIGITAL ALLY 400.00 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, DRIVERS LICENSE GUIDE CO 43.90 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, FASTENAL 30.40 REPAIRS/MAINT., FISCHER OIL COMPANY 832.30 UTILITIES, GALE/CENGAGE LEARNING 149.92 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, GRAFIX 320.61 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS,
GRAHAM TIRE COMPANY 449.24 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, GREAT WESTERN TIRE, INC. 7,238.08 SUPPLIES, HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC 21.20 UTILITIES, HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT, IN 50.00 UTILITIES, FALYN HOGG 104.16 TRAVEL & CONFERENCE, HOVEN COOP SERVICE 2,680.08 UTILITIES,
HOVEN MEDIA, INC. 124.73 PUBLISHING, HOVEN TRUSTWORTHY HARDWARE 23.88 SUPPLIES, HUGHES COUNTY FINANCE OFFICE 2,080.00 PROFESSIONAL JAIL, JOE ARBACH 490.00 RENT, JOHN DEERE FINANCIAL 1,519.65 SUPPLIES, KAREN SWANDA 30.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND FEES,
LANGER’S FAMILY FOODS 7.56 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, LUCY LEWNO 195.49 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 334.02 UTILITIES, MDU 1,605.55 Utilities, MICROFILM IMAGING SYSTEMS, INC. 150.00 RENTALS, MIDWAY PARTS 246.86 SUPPLIES, MOBILE ELECTRONIC SERVICES 3,470.00 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS,
MONA WEIGER 49.40 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & FEES, MONTANA DAKOTA UTILITIES 1,452.25 UTILITIES, NADAGUIDES 75.00 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, NEW CREATIONS 95.79 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, NEWMAN TRAFFIC SIGNS 5,426.31 SUPPLIES, NORTH CENTRAL FARMERS ELEVATOR 755.81 TRAVEL & CONF.,
NORTHERN TRUCK EQUIP. CORP 96.14 REPAIRS/MAINT., OAHE PEST ELIMINATION 55.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & FEES, POTTER COUNTY NEWS 105.57 PUBLISHING, POTTER COUNTY TREASURER 160.96 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION INC 62.44 SUPPLIES, R&K MECHANICAL 189.31 MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS,
RANDY SIMON 12.21 TRAVEL & CONFERENCE, SCHUMACKER OIL 296.00 SUPPLIES, SD ASSOC. OF CO. HWY SUPT 225.00 OTHER EXP., SD ASSOC. OF CO. HWY SUPT 80.00 TRAVEL & CONF., SDACC 869.97 INSURANCE, SDACC 1,066.00 CATASTROPHIC POOL, SDACC 1,115.00 TRAVEL & CONFERENCE, SDACC 200.00 TRAVEL & CONFERENCE,
SDSU EXTENSION 4314.00 OTHER, SDSU PRINT LAB 238.05 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, SERVALL 33.62 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, SERVALL UNIFORM & LINEN SUPPLY 150.99 SUPPLIES, SHANE WAGER 80.00 REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, SHEEHAN MACK SALES 2,643.52 REPAIRS/MAINT.,
SHEPHERD REPORTING LLC 60.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & FEES, CRAIG SMITH 446.35 RENT, STATE TREASURER 64,710.44 STATE TREASURER, STEVE SMITH 258.66 TRAVEL & CONFERENCE, TRUE VALUE HARDWARE 224.57 UTILITIES, The BURG 672.11 TRAVEL & CONF., VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS IN 311.06 UTILITIES,
VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS 772.94 UTILITIES, VERIZON WIRELESS 600.42 UTILITIES, VILAS 38.27 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS, VILAS PHARMACIES 27.76; Verizon 160.99, SUPPLIES, US BANK VOYAGER FLEET SYS INC 520.30 SUPPLIES & MATERIALS,
WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC 100.00 RENTALS, WILLIAM ARBACH 17.02 TRAVEL & CONFERENCE, YANKTON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE 25.00 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & FEES, ZEE MEDICAL SERVICE 19.90 SUPPLIES.
PROPERTY ACCESS
Paul Zuber met to discuss access to his property via a section line. The section line has been farmed with limited access to his property.  Board to go look at the section line and discuss with the States Attorney.
MEMORANDUM OF
UNDERSTANDING
Moved by Arbach, seconded by Worth to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between SDSU Extension and Potter County.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
COUNTY RANGELAND FIRE
PROTECTION AGREEMENT
Moved by Maroney, seconded by Williams to appoint Gettysburg Fire Chief Michael Goebel and Hoven Fire Chief Mike Duenwald as contacts for County Rangeland Fire Protection.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
OFFICERS REPORT
The Register of Deeds and the Auditor’s Account with the Treasurer were reviewed.  Moved by Worth, seconded by Simon to approve the above reports.  Auditor’s Account with the Treasure as follows:
AUDITORS ACCOUNT WITH THE
TREASURER AS OF 02/28/14
Cash Items     $1,000.00
Great Western Checking     74,510.77
Plains Commerce Checking
18,750.00
Great Western Fund Investments
836,132.32
Plains Commerce Bank     300,000.00
Great Western Bank     200,000.00
Checks on Hand     28,695.42
TOTAL CASH BALANCE
$1,459,088.51
Total Assets In Custody of County As of 02/28/14
County Amount     $1,272,587.52
Amounts Held For Other Gov
182,460.47
Amounts Held For Others     4,040.52
TOTAL ASSETS     $1,459,088.51
SHERIFF
Sheriff Hamburger met to present the monthly activity report.  The new sheriff vehicle should be here soon.
WIC
Melody Kaiser, Lori Kaiser and Judy Miller met to discuss the increase in the amount of work to the WIC office due to the Governors act to reduce Infant Mortality through more care given the pregnant mothers. A request was made to increase the hours of Lori Kaiser, WIC secretary from the 4 hours per month to 8 hours per month.  Moved by Arbach, seconded by Maroney to increase Lori’s hours from the 4 to 8.  All voted aye.  Motion carried.
ADJOURN
Moved by Worth, seconded by Arbach to adjourn. All voted aye. Motion carried.
RANDALL SIMON, CHAIRMAN
POTTER COUNTY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
ATTEST:
KAREN S. DOERR
AUDITOR
Published once at the total approximate cost of $102.73
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Clowns congratulate Carletta…

front carletta and clownsDSC_0807Carletta Kilian was greeted by a group of fans as she was called to the stage to accept the Citizen of the Year award. The presentation was made during the Mardi Gras held at the American Legion in Gettysburg on Saturday night. Those who braved the bitter cold had a fun time at the Chamber of Commerce event.

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GHS Financial Aid Night cancelled

The GHS Financial Aid Night scheduled for Thursday, March 6 has been cancelled so fans can cheer on the Lady Battler basketball team in the Regions that night.
The scheduled student financial aid presentations will still occur during the school day. Plans are in the works for having the program earlier in the day or at another time. Parents of seniors will receive a letter regarding this change, and need to return their letter to school counselor Kim Goebel at the high school, indicating their preference for a time for the Financial Aid session.  Please call Mrs. Goebel at the high school (762-2436) with any questions.

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Fans can bid on signed Battler football

There are some fantastic items on the auction to raise money for the Avera St. Mary’s Foundation annual gala to help with colonoscopy screenings.
On particularly interesting item is a signed football from the State Champion Potter County Battlers football team.
Potter County Implement also donated a John Deere pedal tractor.
All of the Silent auction and Man Cave items are available for bidding right now, and, by registering with your smart phone, you can bid from anywhere you have cell service. You will be notified if you are the “out” bidder and you will be notified when the auction closes and if you are the lucky bidder who won the item. Check out all of the items at www.qtego.net/auc/averastmary
Steps to bid are simple:
Go to www.averastmarysfoundation.com and click on the Emerald City banner on the right hand side.
Put in your name, email and cell number on the Auction Item page.
You’ll get a text—click through on the text and you can bid!
The event takes place on Friday, March 7 at the Ramkota River Centre starting at 6 p.m.

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Candidates for City Council

Petitions were filed on Friday for the Gettysburg City Council election on Tuesday, April 8.
• Ward 1, two year term, running unopposed  is Pat Everson. Ward 1, four year term, Kenny Goebel and Fran VanBockel
• Ward 2, four year term, running unopposed is Ronald V. Larson.
• Ward 3, four year term, running unopposed Maurice (Mick) Bliese. Ward 3, four year term, Kelly Archer and Bryan Hause.
There will not be a school board election this year. Incumbent Paul Kellogg and Mark Schatz turned in petitions. Incumbents Kay Schmidt and Ryan Lake did not, so the board will appoint a third board member before July 1.

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Lady Battlers in Region championship Thursday

Alli Lake, daughter of Bridget and John Lake and a senior on the Potter County Lady Battler basketball team, scored her 1,000th point in her high school varsity basketball career during the overtime game against Ipswich last week in the district tournament.

Alli Lake, daughter of Bridget and John Lake and a senior on the Potter County Lady Battler basketball team, scored her 1,000th point in her high school varsity basketball career during the overtime game against Ipswich last week in the district tournament.

The Potter County Lady Battlers are just one step away from the State B basketball tournament.
The deciding game will be held in Bowdle on Thursday night at 7 p.m. when the Lady Battlers take on the Sully Buttes Lady Chargers to determine who will make a trip to the state tourney.
The Potter County team made it through the district tournament with a thrilling 65-60 win in overtime against Ipswich. Senior player Alli Lake scored her 1,000th point during the game to help lead the girls to a victory.
They defeated the Faulkton Area team for the championship by a 53-50 win.

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Alta R. Shaw

Alta R. Shaw, 91 of Gettysburg, died Monday, March 3, 2014 at the Avera Oahe Manor, Gettysburg.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Friday, March 7, at the United Methodist Church, Gettysburg with Pastor Jeff Adel officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, March 6, at Luce Funeral Home with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg is in charge of arrangements.

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Donald Earl Breitkreutz, Sr.

Donald Earl Breitkreutz, Sr., age 76, of St. Albans, WV died on Feb. 26, 2014.
He was born in Lebanon, SD., on March 6, 1937 to Ewald Melvin and Esther Ruth (Merrill) Breitkreutz.
He graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1955.He had a lifelong career in the food service industry and owned restaurants and a convenience store. He served as Mayor in Maysville, OK.
He is survived by his brothers, Marvin Breitkreutz of St. Joseph, MO and Melvin Breitkreutz of Spearfish, SD; daughters Laura (Clifford) James of Maysville, OK, Melody Breitkreutz of Omaha, NE; Kim (Ralph) Caudill of Victor, WV; sons SMSgt Donald (Jennifer) Breitkreutz Jr. of Wichita, KS; Brian (Jodie) Breitkreutz of Charleston, WV; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Breitkreutz;  sisters Dellene, Joyce, and granddaughter, Brandy.
Funeral services were held March 2 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home Chapel in Ansted with burial following at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Victor.
Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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